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Truecaller announces Annika Poutiainen & Helena Svancar as new members of the BOD

Truecaller, the leading global platform for verifying contacts and blocking unwanted communication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Annika Poutiainen and Helena Svancar as new board members of True Software Scandinavia (“Truecaller”). Annika and Helena join with extensive experience from leading positions within governance, finance, and telecommunication.

“At Truecaller, we pride ourselves on working with people who are recognized as leaders within their fields. Two such people are Annika Poutiainen and Helena Svancar who are experts within technology, telecommunication, governance, and capital markets. We are delighted to announce that they have been elected to join our Board of Directors. I look forward to working with them to make tomorrow’s communication smarter, safer and more efficient”, says Nami Zarringhalam, Chairman of the Board at Truecaller.

Annika Poutiainen serves as member of the Listing Committee Nasdaq Helsinki, the advisory board of Unzer Group GmbH and the board of Airtel Africa plc. Annika has previously been chair of the Council for Swedish Financial Reporting Supervision, head of market surveillance at Nasdaq Nordics, head of unit at Finansinspektionen (Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority), member of the consultative workgroup of the committee of corporate governance within the European Securities and Markets Authority, Esma, and member of the Swedish Securities Council.

Helena Svancar has close to 20 years of experience from investment banking in London, New York, and Stockholm. She is currently the Head of M&A at Ericsson and responsible for the company’s M&A strategy, and the corporate ventures business. Prior to joining Ericsson in early 2018, she spent 18 years in investment banking, the last ten years with Deutsche Bank in London where she was Head of Corporate Finance, Nordic Region. Her other professional experience includes Rothschild and SEB Enskilda. Today, Svancar is a board member at Hoist Finance.

The Truecaller Board will comprise of (in alphabetical order):

  • Alan Mamedi
  • Annika Poutiainen
  • Bing Gordon
  • Helena Svancar
  • Joen Bonnier
  • Nami Zarringhalam, Chairman of the board
  • Shailesh Lakhani
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